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2014-July-06, A world without Romania

The best ad for Romania, bar none.

2013-Jun-13, LinkedIn endorses Cat Herding, but not Bitcoin

On LinkedIn, you can be endorsed for all sort of... peculiar skills: Cat Herding, Snakes, or even "Fear of Public Speaking". But you can't be endorsed for Bitcoin. See what LinkedIn said when I brought this to their attention.

2013-May-16, A brilliant way to recruit

Podio shows us how you can recruit passionate users of your product, who are also web developers.

2012-Nov-13, Starbucks.com has ZERO Facebook likes!

Today Facebook's migration of some Like plugin functionality broke all websites that linked to their Facebook fan page.

2011-Sep-27, The new delicious.com sucks

Yahoo! had a great product in delicious.com, but they didn't have the vision to keep it. Instead, they sold it to AVOS, who promptly fucked delicious up.

2010-Sep-20, Watching Vandenberg AFB rocket launches

Ever watched a rocket launch? It's quite a sight. Find out where to watch Vandenberg AFB rocket launches in California.

2010-May-11, HTC's solution to stuck pixels on phone screens: clear the cache

HTC's reply to having a stuck pixel on my Nexus One.

2010-Apr-27, Google Earth View

The newly launched Google Earth View seems to bring Google Earth into the browser, and freeways underwater.

2010-Mar-04

Open letter to Richard Stallman asking for help with Wikipedia's deletion of open-source software articles

2010-Jan-18

Why I'll never sell through Amazon Marketplace again

2009-Oct-31

Conversation with Dr. Darrel Ray, author of The God Virus

2009-Oct-07

One question to Richard Dawkins

2009-Aug-22

How could we have survived our childhood?

2009-Aug-16

Google Groups search FAIL.

2009-Aug-04

I expected better than a boilerplate reply from LinkedIn when I submitted a site bug report.

2009-Aug-03

Leaving localization behind. A closed chapter in my professional life.

Wed, July 28 (!?)

Yeah. Meetup.com thinks that July 28, 2009, is a Wednesday.

2009-Jul-27

I'm over 21 and while I've never been drunk, I did taste alcohol; but I just had a truly adult drink tonight.

2009-Jul-05

Supplementwarehouse.com needs an inspection - they blatantly advertise protein bars that expired in 2006.

2009-May-12

Got this from a Russian friend: Ostankino TV tower in Moscow can't make up its mind whether it's open for visits or not.

2009-Apr-21

These days, I've been posting a couple articles on Catalyzed.org, the Perl resurrection community blog:

2009-Apr-15

Tax day! Did you know that the U.S. spends each year a few hundred billions just to prepare taxes?

2009-Feb-18

You know you're a language nerd when... you can tell the Word of the day is wrong.

2009-Feb-08

Remember when you got a new credit card and it had a little label saying "You MUST call from your home telephone to activate"? That may very well be bullshit. I just activated my MasterCard by calling from Skype, which doesn't even send out a caller ID.

2009-Feb-06

PHP vs. Perl

2008-Aug

Trip to Romania

2008-Apr-24

When you have an overarching goal in life, you can evaluate all your major actions against it: "How does this action help my purpose in life?".

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